Xavier J. Harmony

Transportation Policy, Planning, and Research

G'day! I am an Australian-American policy analyst, transit planner, and researcher currently working full-time in public transport policy and planning while completing my PhD at Virginia Tech. 

My current research focus is my PhD project:  "Essays in Transportation and Electoral Politics." This research looks at how electoral politics influences decision-making in transportation, especially focusing on agenda setting, transportation policy, and bus service planning. More broadly, my ongoing research touches on transportation politics, transit planning, equity, and performance management. 

I am always open to research collaborations and other professional opportunities. This website gives an overview of my professional experience, education, and research if you want to learn more about how we could work together.